At Johns Hopkins, our breast plastic and reconstructive surgeons use careful planning and the most advanced technology to personalize a patient'ssurgical breast reconstruction. One of the advanced techniques we use before microvascular flap breast reconstruction surgery is 3-D CT angiography, which.
Your surgeon can reconstruct your breasts in one of two ways: implants or flaps. Implants -Made out of silicone or saline or a combination of both, your surgeon can insert implants during or after a mastectomy. Your surgeon places them underneath the chest muscle, as opposed to on top of it, as...
You should receive instruction on how to care for your wound after surgery. There are special circumstances when arrangements are made for a home health care nurse to visit your home that evening and the next morning, although this is rarely needed. Nausea and vomiting are common for women who have.
Women with breast cancer choosing reconstructive surgery need to decide when to have surgery and what type of surgery to have. There are a variety of options available if you are a good candidate and are healthy enough for surgery.You can choose to have breast reconstructive surgery at the same time
Breast reconstruction refers to surgical methods used to rebuild the breast after mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) or to restore a normal appearance of the breasts due to inherited differences. Breast reconstruction can be achieved through many different techniques, from the use of breast i
On October 21, 1998, the Federal Breast Reconstruction Law was passed. Since that time, insurance companies have been required to cover the cost of breast reconstruction after mastectomy, including:(1) Reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed;*(2) Surgery and reconstru
Simultaneous breast reconstruction is the building of a breast mound at the same exact time that your original breast tissue is being removed for the treatment of cancer. However, this option may not appeal to you.There are several disadvantages to simultaneous breast reconstruction. If there is...
In staged breast reconstruction, your surgeon creates a natural pocket to place either a permanent implant or a tissue flap. The overall result is more symmetric, natural, and aesthetically pleasing. It allows women to complete radiation treatment while having a "placeholder" implanted. St